1985 Delaforce

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AHB
Fonseca 1970
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1985 Delaforce vintage port

Post by AHB » 11:54 Wed 30 Jan 2008

I nearly forgot this tasting note from the Deeper Underground offline. What was I thinking!

This was the port served with dinner, and went very well with a rib-eye steak. Deep in colour, still opaque, and with a smell of freshly baked home-made mince pies. A little bland on initial tasting but a lovely fruit-dominated palate developed with a little more time in the glass. The aftertaste was short but pleasant. Perfectly respectable. 5/5 or 88/100. Decanted for 8 hours and drunk on 28 January 2008.
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Post by Axel P » 15:22 Sat 02 Feb 2008

Thanks Alex,

I just got a case together with the 82 and the 77.

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Post by Simon Lisle » 23:00 Sat 02 Feb 2008

I quite enjoyed this one good all round although I don't think it will improve

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Post by KillerB » 23:54 Sat 02 Feb 2008

I'm with Simon on this. Very pleasant but not looking to get any more interesting.
Port is basically a red drink

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